New defibrillators could be the difference between life, death

MAXIMISING safety for their passengers, Bankstown Canterbury Community Transport (BCCT) has acquired three defibrillators with funding from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.

Two defibrillators will be carried on the buses used for social outings, with one staying at the BCCT base for elderly clients, volunteers and staff.
Many BCCT passengers have health issues and rely on transport services to stay connected to the community, so the equipment upgrade is significant.
CEO Rachel Thompson said: “We are thankful for the grant supported by the Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare, allowing BCCT to purchase the defibrillators.”
The timing is especially welcome as BCCT resumes full transport services after the long break caused by the pandemic, with BCCT staff fully accredited in First Aid and CPR training.
BCCT has a fleet of buses, vans and cars, servicing over 2,000 regular clients and conducting over 60,000 community transport trips in an average year.  Eligible residents can use the community transport services to access medical appointments, shopping centres and social outings.
To find out more, call 9772 2579.